Switched on BBC News24 this morning to find there had been a 4.7mag earthquake near Ashford in Kent.
It appears from the USGS that it was just off the coast of Hythe, near Folkstone.
4.7 is a tadge stronger than most UK tremors, but still nothing to get overly worked up about.
It is pretty close to the Channel Tunnel though, so I wonder if they will be making checks to make sure all is Ok.
It’s only 40-50mils from my parents house and they don’t remember feeling anything (I spoke to them 20mins after the event), and it appears the tremors moved in a few directions only. (The South Downs probably insulated them from any tremors since that lies in between them).
Details can be found here USGS
|Depth||10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program|
|Region||ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Distances|| 25 km (15 miles) S of Canterbury, England, UK
85 km (55 miles) ENE of Brighton, England, UK
100 km (60 miles) ESE of LONDON, United Kingdom
150 km (95 miles) WNW of Lille, France
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||Nst= 40, Nph= 40, Dmin=395 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Google maps of center of earthquake.
More details can be found at the USGS web site.